Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þstf Stuttdr 5II l. 7

stœrir — increaser


stœrir (noun m.): increaser < gnýstœrir (noun m.)


[7] ‑stœrir: so Hr, ‑stýrir H


[7-8] gnýstœrir gráns geirs ‘increaser of the clash of the grey spear [(lit. ‘clash-increaser of the grey spear’) BATTLE > WARRIOR]’: So Hr. Gnýstýrir gráns geirs ‘guider of the clash of the grey spear’ (so H) is also possible as a kenning for ‘warrior’, but the <ý> in -stýrir was likely caused by the vowel in the preceding syllable.



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